Top Navigation  
U.S. Flag waving
Office Hours Momday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm Pacific 1-800-835-2418
Facebook   YouTube   Twitter
Backwoods Home Magazine, self-reliance, homesteading, off-grid

 Home Page
 Current Issue
 Article Index
 Author Index
 Previous Issues
 Print Display Ads
 Print Classifieds
 Free Stuff
 Home Energy

General Store
 Ordering Info
 Kindle Subscriptions
 Kindle Publications
 Back Issues
 Help Yourself
 All Specials
 Classified Ad

 Web Site Ads
 Magazine Ads

BHM Blogs
 Ask Jackie Clay
 Massad Ayoob
 Claire Wolfe
 Where We Live
 Dave on Twitter
Retired Blogs
 Behind The Scenes
 Oliver Del Signore
 David Lee
 James Kash
 Energy Questions

Quick Links
 Home Energy Info
 Jackie Clay
 Ask Jackie Online
 Dave Duffy
 Massad Ayoob
 John Silveira
 Claire Wolfe

Forum / Chat
 Forum/Chat Info
 Enter Forum
 Lost Password

More Features
 Contact Us/
 Change of Address
 Write For BHM
 Meet The Staff
 Meet The Authors
 Disclaimer and
 Privacy Policy

Retired Features
 Country Moments
 Radio Show

Link to BHM

Issue #115

January/February, 2009

This issue is Sold Out.
Click on items listed in red to read them.

6  Editor's Note

7  Editorial:
      From gun control to socialism, it begins with the Fairness Doctrine

93  Ask Jackie:
      Food grade plastic, using green acorns, salt rising bread, using kerosene stoves, storing dried food, green pumpkin pie, etc.

63  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Gun collecting: Hobby or investment plan?

100  The last word:
      The meltdown and the bailout: why, how, and what they mean

46  Book Review: The New Solar Electric Home

68  Book Review: The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry

76  Irreverent joke page

97  Letters

104  Classified ads (pdf)

104  Classified advertising form

107   Advertiser Index

108-110   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

111-112  Order form/Subscription Info

For a subscription
Call Toll Free 1-800--835-2418

Cover 115
This issue's cover is our version of the classic anonymous painting, World's End. Longtime BHM artist Don Childers painted it with watercolors. There are many versions of this painting in circulation, some with rowboats off the bow near the falls as sailors try to escape the impending doom waiting for the ship. The type of ship varies from painting to painting. Don pared everything down to the basics to get the stark reality across that America faces real danger.


17  Putting game meat on the table   By Linda Gabris

48  The wisdom of my parents   By Kentin F. Waits

71  Bury a gun and ammo for 15 years   By Charles Wood

74  Breastfeeding: babies love it, and for good reason   By Rebekah L. Cowell

77  Don't get stranded in winter   By Len Torney


44  Solar and wind energy credits   By Jeffrey R. Yago


26  Build your own home in two years   By David Lee

Food and recipes

8  Eating well on a lean budget   By Dorothy Ainsworth

50  Gourmet nutrition with beans and rice   By Richard Blunt

69  Three books, three Greek recipes   By Ilene Duffy

Farm and garden

88  Caring for livestock in winter   By Charles Sanders

Country living

86  13 simple (and cheap) pleasures   By Claire Wolfe


33  The Great Depression: a reminiscence   By Alice Brantley Yeager and James Otto Yeager

38  Survival strategies people used in the last economic depression   By John Silveira

Previous Issue Next Issue
      Please address comments regarding this page to editor[at] Comments may appear in the "Letters" section of Backwoods Home Magazine. Although every email is read, busy schedules generally do not permit personal responses.


Copyright © 1998 - Present by Backwoods Home Magazine. All Rights Reserved.